Are you a first responder such as an EMT, paramedic, cop or firefighter, who has been injured at work in Pennsylvania? Have your injuries caused you to miss time at work? Are you facing financial strain brought on by lost wages, medical, medication and therapy expenses? If so please contact our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania workers’ compensation lawyers helping first responders throughout Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and PA work comp laws first responders, including certain volunteers, may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. In the event your injuries were caused by a third party you may be entitled to additional sources of compensation in addition to workers’ comp benefits. Our PAA first responder injury attorneys offer free case examinations and charge no fees if they are unable to obtain compensation for you and your family.
Who Are Considered First Responders?
There are many occupations that qualify as first responders. By definition a first responder is anyone with unique, focused and specialized job training. Many of these are law enforcement jobs as well as medical and healthcare providers. Examples are:
Emergency Medical Technicians
School Safety Officers
Corrections Facility Officers
Public works and sanitation workers
Wilderness and Parks Department officers
In addition to these occupations other professions that are considered first responders are doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants.
Scenarios Involving First Responders
There are many types of situations that require the help of first responders. Common ones are car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, tractor trailer accidents, jail and prison riots, terrorist attacks, health crisis such as the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), explosions, mining accidents, crane accidents, construction accidents, school shootings and fires. In addition, other types of accidents and natural disasters require the help and skills of first responders. If you are a first responder and have suffered any type of work related injury please contact our Erie, Pennsylvania first responder injury lawyers.
Injuries Sustained By First Responders
Due to the very physical demands of being a first responder there are many types of injuries they can suffer while working. These can be back injuries, soft tissue injuries, falls, crushing injuries, smoke inhalation, chemical exposure, occupational illness development, repetitive stress injuries, broken bones, lifting injuries, skin injuries such as scalds and burns.
Also, there is a high rate of accidental death and wrongful death cases among first responders. Please let our Altoona workers’ comp attorneys help you if you are a first responder and have suffered any type of injury or have lost a loved one who is a first responder.
Our Pittsburgh first responder injury workers serve all of Pennsylvania. Please let them review your claim free of charge. They do not assess any costs unless they recover for you and your family.
Serving Altoona, Allentown, Erie, Pittsburgh, Washington, State College, Crawford, Meadville, Bethel Park, McKeesport, Monroeville, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA.